Grand Canyon University Recreation Center
The 55,000 sf facility is the main Recreation/Fitness Center for the GCU student body and the training facility for the basketball teams. It was designed to serve Grand Canyon University’s growing campus and help its athletic programs become more competitive. The Center includes three regulation courts, wrestling program, dance and aerobics studio, student athlete locker/team rooms to support recruiting, training room/offices, student locker rooms, fitness facilities, classrooms, locker facilities for coaches, and support spaces like laundry, ice room and storage.
The Antelope Shade Screen provides shade from the morning sun while showing off the pride of the Grand Canyon University Lopes. Inside the facility, metal panels contrast traditional brick to offer a modern edge, while outside they act as a canvas for reflecting the radiant Arizona sun. The combination of profiles and color provided the opportunity to blend the building with the surrounding older structures and define a crisp contemporary future for the campus.
The facility was delivered in 14 months and supports Grand Canyon University’s bid to move from Division 2 to Division 1. Architekton completed this project with 360 Architecture.
- In collaboration with 360 Architecture
Architekton Studio Team
- Project Team
Owner: Grand Canyon University
Construction Team: UEB Builders
Architectural Partners: 360 Architecture
Mechanical/Plumbing: Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc.
Electrical: Van Boerum & Frank Associates, Inc.
Civil: Strand Associates Inc.
Cost Consultant: N/A–real time estimates by UEB
Landscape Architect: Dan Lare Planners LLC
Interiors: Architekton + 360 Architecture
Photographer: Hatton Imaging
2012 metalmag Metal Buildings Award
2011 American School & University Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Design
July/Aug/Sept 2012, GB&D–"Grand Canyon University Rec Center"
- Project Team